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Ravi Shastri opened up on his relationship with skipper Virat Kohli and how they both play to win at upcoming South Africa tour will be biggest tests in recent times when the tour to South Africa begins from January 5. In After playing at home for over two years, the Indian team is set for its Indian cricket team will start the overseas journey with the three-match Test series in South Africa from January 5, 2018.Later that year, the World no. 1 team will tour England followed by tours to Australia and New Zealand. The next 15 months will be very important for the no1 Indian team. Hence, a lot will depend on  Indian team and manager how they plan beat South Africa at home and achieve a feat no other Indian cricket side has done before- win a Test series in the rainbow nation. however, head coach Ravi Shastri, had given an interview to CNN-News 18, he opened up on his relationship with skipper Virat Kohli and how they both play to win at all costs and not waste time. He also gave insights on the possible opening partnership that the Indian team will have for the Test series in South Africa. Speaking to the news channel, Indian cricket team coach Ravi Shastri opened up on his chemistry with Indian captain Virat Kohli and said, “. We are similar personalities like you said before. There is an element of trust in our relationship. We are both strong-minded and I and Virat play to win at all costs. We play to win. We don’t go in ground to do time-pass. This is not a team that is out there to fill up the numbers. We want to compete. We want to take the game forward. He is pretty similar in his mindset when it comes to that and he is in your face kind of character. With Virat Kohli what you see is what you get.” When asked how he handle virat kohli disagreement one some issue..?, ravi Shastri was quick to point out that it is more of a dialogue between the two. “ See at that end of the day the captain is the boss. He might ask me for my suggestions. It doesn’t mean he has to agree with my suggestion. Because what I am looking for is for him to have his own mind as well and take the decision. We are there in the support staff to give suggestion which might help so there is a dialogue. I might believe in a certain combination.” Over the years it has been seen that the success of a touring team depends on how well your opener play in foreign conditions. Revealing that the duo of Shikhar Dhawan and Murali Vijay will shoulder the responsibility of opening the batting, Shastri maintained that what they bring in is a lot of experience and stability. “You look at experience, you look at variety so that’s what Shikhar brings in, a left hand, a right-hand combination so he is a must. He has got lots of runs. Vijay the most experienced and a very good record overseas and he brings solidity. Young Rahul is very talented young player and he will get his opportunity at some stage of the carrier. He might have to wait for a while but he will get his opportunity think he was the most improved player in the last 18 months. it’s just unfortunate that he didn’t convert those 60s into 150s but he will learn,” Ravi Shastri said in his interview.kl Rahul was in very good form in 2017 he scored seven consecutive fifties in test match . if you look, Shikhar Dhawan was dropped because of his inconsistency before he was handed a lifeline ahead of the tour of Sri Lanka when Vijay pulled out and Rahul fell sick before the first Test. The left-hander scored a brisk 190 and sealed his place in the XI. ravi shastr indian coach describing indiain cricketer ]]>

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